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Ryanair lifts Iseq as global investors hail easing US-China trade wars threat

The Iseq surged 1.2 per cent on Monday, helped by a surge Ryanair, one of the index’s heavyweight stocks, and as investors globally were cheered by easing trade tensions between the US and China. The Iseq closed at 7,181.25, less than 55 points off the decade-high reached by the index in January before equities were […]

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Oil rally drives European shares higher

European shares were supported on Wednesday by strength in oil stocks after US president Donald Trump pulled the United States out of Iran’s nuclear agreement, boosting crude prices. While some well-received earnings updates also provided support to the overall market, shares in companies with exposure to Iran fell, with plane maker Airbus and car makers […]

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European shares end April on a high as UK merger shakes up retail

A multi-billion pound merger between British supermarket Sainsbury’s and Asda shook up retail stocks on Monday while European benchmarks ended April with their strongest monthly gains since 2016. The pan-European Stoxx index rose 0.1 per cent while Germany’ s Dax gained 0.3 per cent, buoyed by investors’ improved risk appetite as inter-Korea tensions eased and […]

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European shares choppy as earnings fail to set trend

European shares steadied on Tuesday as a batch of company updates failed to set a clear trend and chipmakers were weighed down by a warning of a downturn in orders by Austria-based chipmaker AMS, which supplies Apple. The pan-European STOXX 600 benchmark ended flat at the end of a choppy day, marginally weighed down after […]

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European shares dip ahead of new US sanctions on Russia

European shares fell on Monday as investors awaited new US sanctions on Russia, while losses were limited as the market expected there would be no immediate military escalation in Syria following the weekend’s American-led strike. Trading remained cautious as tensions between Western powers and Russia persisted and markets braced for new US sanctions on Russia […]

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Shares rise as China’s Xi backs away from trade war

European shares rose on Tuesday after Chinese president Xi Jinping promised to cut import tariffs, fuelling optimism that a trade war between his country and the US could be averted. Gains were widespread, with the STOXX 600 closing up 0.82 per cent, slightly below Wall Street, where the S&P 500 was up 1.8 per cent […]

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Stock markets rally after trade war fears ebb

European stocks jumped to their highest level in more than two weeks on Thursday as investors bought back into risky assets and trade tensions between the United States and China appeared to ebb. After a retaliatory blow from China against proposed US tariffs drew conciliatory noises from Washington, some investors calculated a full-blown trade war […]

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Irish bank shares rise over tax pledge but US tech stocks take a beating

Shares rose generally yesterday with most European indices bar Germany’s Dax up. Bank of Ireland and AIB rose on news that the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, has pledged to allow lenders keep the ability to write off losses wracked up during the financial crisis against future corporate taxes. The move prompted stockbroker Davy to […]

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Bitcoin value falls following government warning in Japan

Bitcoin fell after one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges was said to face a government warning in Japan, heightening concern that increased regulatory scrutiny will curb demand for digital assets. Japan’s Financial Services Agency is planning to tell Binance, the trading venue founded by Zhao Changpeng, to stop operating in the country without a […]

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Bitcoin falls as exchange faces government warning in Japan

Bitcoin fell after one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges was said to face a government warning in Japan, heightening concern that increased regulatory scrutiny will curb demand for digital assets. Japan’s Financial Services Agency is planning to tell Binance, the trading venue founded by Zhao Changpeng, to stop operating in the country without a […]

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